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Melodic Improvising

David Friedman on Melodic Improvising: Transcription, Analysis, and Interview By Tristan Rogers Download the article as a PDF here In addition to being an internationally acclaimed performer and composer, vibraphonist David Friedman is probably best known to percussionists as the author of Vibraphone Technique: Dampening and Pedaling. In that study, Friedman addresses an obstacle inherent to making music on the vibraphone, which is that the vibraphone, due to its mechanical nature, is limited in terms of expressive capabilities.